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  1. That’s what he said: Brian Kelly

    Nov 14, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    Minutes after the Irish completed a dominating 28-3 victory over Utah, Brian Kelly met with the assembled media. Here’s the greatest hits of what he said.

  2. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Utah

    Nov 13, 2010, 9:07 PM EDT

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    It was an analogy Brian Kelly didn’t want to use, but football is a lot like the game of life. Ebb and flow. Highs and lows. Good and bad. And after three solid weeks of nothing but negativity, Kelly’s Notre Dame squad went out on Senior Day and summarily dispatched Utah 28-3 on Saturday afternoon.…

  3. Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. Utah

    Nov 13, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT

    Stuck away from a TV? Check out the live-stream of the game at NBCSports.com or stay here for the final home game live-blog of the season.

  4. Pregame Twelve Pack: Utah edition

    Nov 12, 2010, 1:59 AM EDT

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    After a much needed week off, here comes another Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as the Irish prepare to play No. 14 Utah. 1. Let’s get it out of the way.  Michael Floyd isn’t talking about the NFL. Brian Kelly wouldn’t talk about it, and Michael Floyd won’t either,…

  5. Martin takes dead aim at recruiting perceptions

    Nov 11, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    One of the biggest questions when Brian Kelly was hired as the head coach of Notre Dame was whether or not he could recruit the blue-chip caliber players needed to compete at the highest level of college football. Over the course of the eleven months or so Kelly and his staff have been on campus,…

  6. IBG: Let’s talk Utah

    Nov 11, 2010, 1:55 AM EDT

    The Irish Blogger Gathering reconvenes after the bye weekend, with Anthony Pilcher of Clashmore Mike supplying the questions. If you’ve missed this feature throughout the year, you’ll catch up soon enough. AP asks the questions, we’ll do the answering. For a wide variety of answers, check them out here: 1. Notre Dame is 4-5 with…

  7. That’s what he said: Lou Holtz

    Nov 10, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Former Notre Dame coach and current pop football psychologist Lou Holtz was back on campus at Notre Dame for his foundation this week and entertained a small group of reporters. Here’s what he said: Talking about his current schedule: “One step from suicide, two steps ahead of the posse. I’ve been everywhere except to bed,…

  8. And in that corner… The Utah Utes

    Nov 10, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

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    It’s hard to know what to expect this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Enter Utah, who a week ago was in contention for the national championship, and ranked fifth in the country. With a true freshman quarterback now manning an offense without it’s All-American tight end and emerging star Theo Riddick, there was little reason…

  9. Tuesdays with BK: Utah edition

    Nov 10, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    As he does on Tuesdays at noon, Brian Kelly addressed the assembled media and talked Utah and the state of the Irish football team coming off a much needed bye week. The fine folks in the video department brought us the greatest hits: Some thoughts: Even though the Irish have sophomore Nick Tausch on the…

  10. Te’o named Bednarik semifinalist

    Nov 9, 2010, 3:43 PM EDT

    Already named a semifinalist for the 2010 Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker, sophomore Manti Te’o just found himself among 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in the country. Te’o is one of only two sophomores on the list. This from UND.com’s official release: Notre Dame sophomore…

  11. Kelly talks about the hot seat

    Nov 9, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

    Chalk it up under the “Only at Notre Dame” category. Brian Kelly discusses the idea of being on the hot seat, a position Kelly finds himself in after a mediocre start and the impending investigation into the Declan Sullivan tragedy. While I think Father Jenkins’ statement would quell all logical voices calling for Kelly’s job,…

  12. Depth chart shows life after Allen, Crist

    Nov 9, 2010, 12:41 AM EDT

    Want to know what the new Notre Dame offense looks like? Well, it looks a lot younger without quarterback Dayne Crist and running back Armando Allen. With Brian Kelly set to address the media in preparation for Utah, the Irish depth chart was released, and to no surprise, it’s continuing to get younger. As quarterback,…

  13. Rudolph recovery on target, no decision made on NFL

    Nov 8, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

    One thing is certain, Kyle Rudolph’s season with the Fighting Irish is over. Whether or not his career at Notre Dame is finished, that hasn’t been decided. Rudolph caught up with his hometown Cincinnati Inquirer, discussing the surgery to repair his hamstring as well as the decision he’ll have to make as the NFL Draft…

  14. Utah loss adds a new dimension to Saturday’s game

    Nov 8, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT

    Heading into the bye week, Notre Dame took a few extra days to prepare for Utah, the highest-ranked team on a Notre Dame schedule since the Irish faced Pete Carroll’s 2008 USC Trojans, who were also ranked fifth in the country when they destroyed the Irish 38-3. But Kyle Whittingham’s Utes got exposed in their…

  15. How we got here: Redshirts

    Nov 6, 2010, 2:30 AM EDT

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    Redshirt. It’s an ugly word amongst Irish fans, as Notre Dame doesn’t officially redshirt anyone, but merely allows seniors to apply for a fifth year of eligibility and enroll in a graduate program. But for the life blood of a competitive college football program, Notre Dame’s inability to utilize a fifth-year of eligibility among its…

  16. Jenkins sends open letter to ND community

    Nov 5, 2010, 9:25 PM EDT

    This afternoon Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, sent an open letter to Notre Dame students, faculty, alumni, parents and friends. In it, Jenkins and Notre Dame took responsibility for Declan Sullivan’s death. “Declan died in a tragic accident while in our care. For that, I am profoundly sorry. We are conducting an investigation and…

  17. Notre Dame appoints independent review of Sullivan accident

    Nov 5, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT

    With the ongoing internal invesitgation into what happened surrounding the death of Declan Sullivan, Notre Dame announced that it is turning over the investigation to an independent reviewer. Peter Likins, the former president of the University of Arizona, will lead the process. Father John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, had this to say about Likins. “In…

  18. Kelly talks bye week

    Nov 5, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

    Having not met with the media since his emotional press conference after the Tulsa game, Brian Kelly spent roughly 20 minutes answering questions as the Irish prepare to take a well-deserved weekend away from football. Here are a few of the highlights: Unfortunately, Kelly’s suspicions are confirmed, and Armando Allen has played his last football…

  19. USA Today: Both Kelly and Swarbrick’s jobs are safe

    Nov 4, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick conducted his first interview since the passing of Declan Sullivan, and told the USA Today that he isn’t resigning, nor is he asking for the resignation of head football coach Brian Kelly. This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but will likely make headlines across the…

  20. How we got here: Turnovers

    Nov 4, 2010, 1:14 AM EDT

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    It was no secret that there were going to be some growing pains in the evolution of the Notre Dame offense. Brian Kelly was taking a drop-back quarterback with a total of 20 mop-up throws under his belt and putting him into an offensive system that relied on quick throws, quicker data processing, and presenting…